Robert John Maguire AM RFD is an Australian Roman Catholic priest, community worker and media personality from South Melbourne. Father Bob Maguire Family belongs to Thornbury, Australia.From 1973 to 2012, Maguire was parish priest of Sts Peter and Paul’s Church in South Melbourne.
Commonly known as “Father Bob”, Maguire was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1989 “for service to homeless youth through the Open Family Foundation”.A 102-minute documentary, In Bob We Trust, about Maguire’s life and retirement was released in October 2013.
Father Bob Maguire Bio
|Birthdate ( Age)||14 September 1934|
|Place of Birth||Thornbury, Australia|
|Marital Status||Not Known|
|Parents||Annie McLoughlin and James Maguire|
|Education||Corpus Christi College, Melbourne|
|Profession||Australian Roman Catholic priest, community worker and media personality|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $2 million|
Father Bob Maguire Family
Maguire was born in 1934, the son of a violent alcoholic father, James Maguire, who migrated from Glasgow in 1922. His mother, Annie (née McLaughlin), from Edinburgh,was usually the subject of her husband’s beatings, which frequently left her “cut, bloodied and bruised”.Maguire was the youngest of four children.Maguire attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Armadale from 1940 to 1947.
He became an altar boy when he turned eight.In 1945, when he was 11, his sister Kathleen died from tuberculosis.Maguire attended high school at Christian Brothers College, St Kilda, from 1948 to 1953.His father died from lung cancer the year he started school there. His mother died in 1950, aged 61, leaving Maguire orphaned at 15.
Bob Maguire Wife
Possible Bob Maguire is not married no there is no any information about his marital status or he has any child.
Bob Maguire Net Worth
Bob Maguire is an Australian Roman Catholic priest, community worker and media personality who has an estimated Net Worth of between $1 million – $2 million in 2023.
Father Bob Maguire Career
Maguire studied theology at Corpus Christi College, Melbourne, where he received his training for the priesthood, beginning in 1953 when he was 18. During this time he was a beekeeper, which he describes as “one of the finest periods of my life”.He was ordained on 24 July 1960 at the age of 25.
In 1965, Maguire joined the Australian Army Reserve. During the Vietnam War era, as a lieutenant colonel, he was commanding officer of the Character Training Unit for young officers.From 1973 to 2012, Maguire was parish priest of Sts Peter and Paul’s Church in South Melbourne.
Maguire remains active in community work, as the Chairman of The Fr Bob Maguire Foundation. The Foundation operates within the City of Port Phillip and currently distributes more than 2,500 hot meals each month. The Foundation is engaged in the local community as a grass roots organisation.
He is currently the patron of Dance World, a local dance studio that offers scholarships and opportunities to local children. Maguire was previously chairman of Open Family and involved in Emerald Hill Mission, having been an integral part of the establishment of both organisations. According to Maguire, the most important funeral he has ever conducted was that of Victor Peirce.
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Father Bob Maguire Foundation
The Father Bob Maguire Foundation began in 2003 “in an attempt to gather all my social investments together under one Board of Governance”. The “Bob Squad” is the Father Bob Maguire Foundation’s volunteer fundraising and welfare provision arm which is styled on and inspired by Maguire’s sense of revolutionary approach to social justice. Its slogan is “Viva La Bob” and makes many social and pop culture remarks that align it with the fighting spirit of freedom revolutionaries such as Che Guevara and Martin Luther King Jr. In the mid-1980s, Maguire started Open Family Australia, providing aid to the street children of Melbourne.